Q. 24.1( 81 Votes )

Describe the functions of the gramabhojaka. Why do you think he was powerful?

Answer :

Gramabhojaka was the village headman and often the largest landowner. He used the slaves and hired workers to cultivate his lands. He collected taxes from the villagers on behalf of the king. He was a powerful village personnel, sometimes he functioned as a judge and sometimes as a policeman.

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